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Welcome to GatherGeeks, the event industry podcast, where people passionate about the power of live experiences and events come together. Join host David Adler as he discusses the latest news and trends affecting event marketers, meeting strategists, nonprofit organizers, and everyone in between. This podcast by BizBash is the destination for information, innovation, and inspiration for anyone involved in planning events and meetings, from conferences, trade shows, and fund-raising galas to product launches, festivals, award shows, weddings, and birthdays.

Mar 26, 2018

Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik

Guest: Michael Cerbelli

In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Michael Cerbelli, a 40-year event-industry veteran and the creator of “The Hot List,” an annual presentation of the industry’s latest trends, products, and performers. Cerbelli explains how he evaluates vendors when curating the list and how he coaches them on participating in the live presentation. He also discusses the best times to present a wow-factor during an event, what vendors were popular in 2001 versus today, and the role technology plays in the latest trends. Finally, Cerbelli shares his predictions for what will be cool in the future.

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Running time 33:29